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Supportive Services for Veteran Families

Serving those that have served our country

What is SSVF?

The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program is designed to assist low-income veterans and their families in obtaining and maintaining permanent stable housing.  The United States Department of Veteran Affairs awarded the grant to The Salvation Army to serve Veterans throughout the state of Kansas and Northwest Missouri. The Supportive Services for Veteran Families team strives to assist Veterans and their families through strengths-based goal planning to address current gaps in the Veteran’s ability to secure or maintain stable and sustainable permanent housing.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  •  Individual/Head of household or his/her spouse must be a United States veteran who served in active military, naval, or air service and discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.
  • Individual/Family must fall below 50% of Area Median Income for their location.
  • Must be currently homeless OR imminently at-risk of becoming homeless.
  • Must reside or plan to reside in the state of Kansas or the following counties in Missouri: Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Cass, Clay, Holt, Jackson, Nodaway, Platte, or Ray.

MENU OF SERVICES:

  • Case management
  • Peer mentoring/advocacy from fellow Veterans
  • Linkage to VA and other community resources
  • Training in life skills, coping skills, and housing preparation
  • Linkage to specialists in budgeting, credit counseling, legal services, job preparation, and employment search
  • Temporary financial assistance to address housing barriers
  • Landlord/ tenant mediation

HOW TO APPLY:

Initial contact and prescreening assessment can begin by calling one of the phone numbers located in the CONTACT US section.

Veterans Resources

V.A. Facilities

Department of Veterans Affairs Homelessness page
Kansas City Veterans Affairs Hospital page
Topeka/ Leavenworth Veterans Affairs Hospital page
Wichita Veterans Affairs Hospital page

State of Kansas
Kansas Veterans Commission page
Kansas Workforce Centers

State of Missouri
Missouri Veterans Commission page
Missouri Full Employment Council

Veterans Service Organizations

American Legion page
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America page
Military Order of the Purple Heart
Veterans of Foreign Wars page
Vietnam Veterans of America

Military/ Veterans Current Affairs
Military Times page
United States Air Force
United States Army
United States Coast Guard
United States Marines
United States Navy

Veterans Housing Resources
Artists Helping The Homeless
Beyond the Conviction
Catholic Charities
Casa Vet, Inc.
City Union Mission
Housing and Urban Development HUD
KC Metro Housing
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans page

Veterans Education Programs
Department of Veterans Affairs GI BILL information
The Mission Continues
Tillman Military Fellowship

Veterans Mental Health
Kansas City Veterans Affairs Hospital page
Make the Connection Veterans Mental Health page
Topeka/ Leavenworth Veterans Affairs Hospital page
Wichita Veterans Affairs Hospital page

Homeless Missourians Information System (HMIS) Privacy and Security Notice

To file a complaint or grievance you should contact our Divisional Social Services Director, Jennifer Stepp at Jennifer.Stepp@usc.salvationarmy.org.

A full copy of this notice is available by clicking here.